Author Topic: Introduction: BC based looking for advice on next fitness / day touring board  (Read 803 times)

Luc Benac

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Yes. It is just when you realize that 1 USD = 1.4 CAD that it becomes less fun.....

There's that for sure. Also the fact that the borders are closed right now, so no road trips to the U.S. to pick up boards or anything else for a while yet.
Yes very weird. Especially considering picking up a board is essential. 
But separately, I also think that Canadian used board prices are generally higher than those in the states (private sellers at least), which somewhat alleviates the exchange rate hit.   

There is less availability in the first place.
If you want last year flat water race board 23" or narrower, it is easy...
The low end "beginners not involved in teh sport" is also easy...
The middle range performance boards are scarce. I have three people that would purchase my Naish Maliko 14x26 if I was willing to sell it. Probably none it is was the 24" wide one :-)
Naish Javelin LE 14' x 26" 250L
Naish Maliko 14' x 26" 264L
Sunova Allround 14'x27" 319L
Naish Nalu 11'4" x 30" 180L
 *Salish 460 & 500, Andaman 500, Viento 520

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If the border was open, I would be very tempted to go on a road trip to Gorge Performance and test several boards. Especially if I lived in Vancouver because the drive is shorter. There are several demo and used 14 x 26" boards for sale right now at Gorge Performance from NSP/DC, Bark, and Fanatic, and some discounted new models.

With some of the pricing, it would still be cheaper after the exchange, and you just don't claim the board when you come back.

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If it was in Canadian, the Maliko 14x24 they have would be looking me in teh face....
Naish Javelin LE 14' x 26" 250L
Naish Maliko 14' x 26" 264L
Sunova Allround 14'x27" 319L
Naish Nalu 11'4" x 30" 180L
 *Salish 460 & 500, Andaman 500, Viento 520

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If it was in Canadian, the Maliko 14x24 they have would be looking me
If it was in Canadian, the Maliko 14x24 they have would be looking me in teh face....

And your Maliko would be on my roof rack.
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I would keep both 😉
Naish Javelin LE 14' x 26" 250L
Naish Maliko 14' x 26" 264L
Sunova Allround 14'x27" 319L
Naish Nalu 11'4" x 30" 180L
 *Salish 460 & 500, Andaman 500, Viento 520

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I did check with the Naish rep up in Squamish for the Touring and Maliko and their pricing is up with the other racing boards.

They have 116" Glides though if anyone is interested.
paddling since 2018. 5'11", currently 170lb (in freedom units)

2017 Red Paddle Explorer 12'6" x 32"